Camp Workcoeman

1 Feb 2024 — Please see a message from Camp Director Lou Seiser regarding operational updates to the maintenance of Council camps.

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

14 Feb 2024 — Several additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the spring schedule.

18 Nov 2023 — Camp Workcoeman has a variety of programs taking place this winter and spring for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts. In addition, training opportunities and campsite/facility rentals are available. We hope to you at camp!

Upcoming Scouts BSA Programs & Events

Start of the Centennial: 5 Mile Hike — February 17, 2024

Begin the Workcoeman Centennial with a hike that goes back more than 200 years. Visit the remains of 19th century homesteads, see evidence of the charcoal industry, and enjoy a view over West Hill Pond and across to the Metacomet Ridge. Participants should be prepared for a vigorous winter hike of about five miles and come dressed in weather-appropriate layers. In addition to the Scout basic essentials, participants should bring a backpack, a warm lunch in a thermos, a wag bag, and winter traction. Snowshoes may be required in the case of a particularly heavy snow load.

Gather for this hike at the camp chapel by the parking lot at 8:00 AM; come prepared to hike five miles and pack a trail snack. The hike will end early afternoon.

Cost: Free (but please register)

Contact: Joe Conaci, [email protected]

Registration closes as 11:59 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Winter Merit Badge Day — February 24, 2024

This Program is meant to provide Scouts with the opportunity to earn at least a portion of a merit badge that relates to being outdoors during the winter. Information about any requirements needing to be done outside of the merit badge class will be provided in advance. Registration is limited to 20 Scouts per badge.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Badges include: Citizenship in the Nation, First Aid, Search and Rescue, and Snow Sports

Cost: $45

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Crafts and Trades Merit Badge Day — April 13, 2024

This program is meant to provide Scouts with the opportunity to earn at least a portion of a merit badge that relates to skills and profession. Information about any requirements needing to be done outside of the merit badge class will be provided in advance.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Badges include: Architecture, Metalwork, Plumbing, Disabilities Awareness, Leatherwork

Cost: $45

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Tenderfoot's Compass Five Mile Hike — April 13, 2024

This program incorporates hiking and orienteering requirements for Tenderfoot, and Second Class Ranks—focusing mostly on the Five Mile Hike requirement and those related to it (requirement 3 in full). Scouts will be provided with lunch, materials, and experienced counselors who will make this experience a success.

Scouts must come prepared with good hiking shoes, be dressed appropriately, and have a day pack with a filled water bottle and space to carry their lunch.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $25

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Spring Break Merit Badge Days: First Aid — April 18, 2024

Eagle required merit badge that provides instruction on caring for injured and ill persons until they can receive professional medical care.

This course is being offered at the reduced rate because it is being subsidized by the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association.

Prerequisites:
Scouts must be able to demonstrate that they have current knowledge of all requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class First Aid Requirements (#1). Scouts must also bring a personal first aid kit (#5a) and a note from their Scoutmaster that they inspected their troop’s first aid kit (#5b).

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $15

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Spring Break Merit Badge Days: Emergency Preparedness — April 19, 2024

This is an ‘Eagle required’ merit badge that helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during and after an emergency.

This course is being offered at the reduced rate because it is being subsidized by the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association.

Prerequisites:
Earn the First Aid Merit Badge (#1)

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $15

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Spring Centennial Camporee: Navigating the Past — May 17–19, 2024

An exciting program for Scouts BSA units that will combine navigation and heritage of the camp itself, all concluding with a Saturday evening campfire to open the 100th anniversary summer.

This will be one of the main events to mark the 100th anniversary of Camp Workcoeman! This event will feature a patrol based program, where Scouts will travel to various locations throughout the camp and participate in activities that connect to the history of Camp Workcoeman. Scouts will have the chance to put together a code related to camp history, participate in a patch auction, take part in a campfire on Saturday evening, and to learn and become part of the awesome history of the camp.

Check-in is held on Friday evening from 6:00–8:00 PM; there will be a Saturday morning check-in from 7:00-8:00 AM. Campsites will be assigned in advance and communicated to units beforehand. The event ends at 10:00 AM on Sunday.

All participants will receive a commemorative patch.

Cost: $15 per participant

Unit registration is available and encouraged. Please fill out the intent form below ASAP to help us plan.

Contacts:
Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]
Ted Shreve, [email protected]

Summer Centennial Celebration: Alumni Reunion — July 20, 2024

Calling all those who spent time at camp in the past to visit the property, connect with old friends, participate in activities, look back at photos and memorabilia, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

More info coming soon.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Fall Centennial Camporee: Pioneering the Future — October 11–13, 2024

An exciting program for Scouts BSA units that will combine pioneering with other outdoor skills and a look into the future of Scouting at Workcoeman. This event will conclude with a Saturday evening campfire to close the 100th anniversary summer.

More info coming soon.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

About Camp

Camp Workcoeman is located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut.

Established in 1924, it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 100 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.

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Phone

  • Camp Workcoeman

    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
  • Connecticut Rivers Council

    Office: (860) 913-2700
    Fax: (860) 289-6447

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057